Sunday, 6 March 2016

Blog Tour Stop and Book Review: Journey to Death' by Leigh Russell

Release date: 9th February 2016
Published by: Thomas and Mercer 
ISBN No: 978 1503951921

After teaching English in secondary school,  best selling author Leigh Russell now writes crime fiction full time. Published in English and in translation throughout Europe, her Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson titles have appeared on many best-seller lists, and she has reached  number 1 placings in the Amazon Kindle Charts. 

Leigh's work has been nominated for several major awards, including the CWA New Blood Dagger and CWA Dagger in the Library, and her Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson series are in development for television with major television production company Avalon Television Ltd.

'Journey to Death' is the first title in Leigh Russell's new Lucy Hall series published by Thomas and Mercer.

I have followed Leigh Rusell's writing career since 2010 with interest. If you take a look at a past blog of mine ( ) I did recognise at that time that Leigh Russell was going to be a new mover and shaker in the literary world of crime writing and I have not been wrong with my past prediction. 

Leigh's latest book 'Journey to Death' does not disappoint. It is a fast paced thriller from beginning to end. Set in the Seychelles, the reader is quickly introduced to the principal character within the story, Lucy Hall, From what begins as a well needed family break, Lucy Hall soon discovers that the Seychelles was possibly not just the tropical paradise that she and her parents had first imagined. They quickly discover that some people may hold some very deep and dark secrets that unfold as this story progresses. Leigh Russell actually visited the Seychelles during her research for this book and her visit is truly reflected in her vivid descriptions of the people, their lives and of course the very natural beauty of the Seychelles.

With twists and turns, 'Journey of Death' will hold the reader from start to finish. This is an excellent read from a crime writer who only gets better and better with each new novel she publishes.



  1. Always been a fan of crime books, thank you for telling me about it. Seems quite interesting and the cover is pretty cool.

    1. Thank you for your comment Karen. I am glad you have found this post useful :-)


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